MARGATE – Beauty is in the eye of the ogre as students at the Eugene A. Tighe Middle School perform DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek The Musical Jr. Thursday through Saturday at the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center.
Based on the Oscar-winning film, Shrek, the ogre, leads a cast of fairy tale characters on an adventure to rescue Princess Fiona in this junior version of the Broadway musical. The production is based on the original book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire with music by Jeanine Tesori.
Comedic performances include Lord Farquaad, who’s looking for a wife, and the wisecracking Donkey, who delivers some of the funniest lines in the libretto.
The show is double-cast, with Christian Hornig-Fineran and Justin Parsons taking the leading role. Cally Murphy and Sophie Goldstein play adult Fiona, while Vova Sulima and Thorne Swift play Lord Farquaad. Jaden Hansen-Greenberg and Vincent Piraino are Donkey.
Director and Musical Director Debbie Roland is joined by Malanie Brough as assistant director and choreographer; Dennis Hansen, sound design; Lisa Drexler, technical assistant; and band members Debbie Roland, Jim Daly, Robert Roland and Jack Zoltek
Show times are 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16; 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17; and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens.